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disestablishment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disestablishment  \Dis`es*tab"lish*ment\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  unsettling  or  breaking  up  that  which 
  has  been  established;  specifically,  the  withdrawal  of  the 
  support  of  the  state  from  an  established  church;  as  the 
  disestablishment  and  disendowment  of  the  Irish  Church  by 
  Act  of  Parliament. 
 
  2.  The  condition  of  being  disestablished. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disestablishment 
  n  :  the  act  terminating  an  established  state  of  affairs; 
  especially  ending  a  connection  with  the  Church  of  England 




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